the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)
"a high level of biodiversity is desirable"
the diversity (number and variety of species) of plant and animal life within a region
Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or planet. Terrestrial biodiversity tends to be highest at low latitudes near the equator, which seems to be the result of the warm climate and high primary productivity. Marine biodiversity tends to be highest along coasts in the Western Pacific, where sea surface temperature is highest and in mid-latitudinal band in all oceans. Biodiversity generally tends to cluster in hotspots, and has been increasing through time but will be likely to slow in the future. Rapid environmental changes typically cause mass extinctions. One estimate is that
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The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
The numerical value of biodiversity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of biodiversity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Protecting the world's biodiversity in this manner is precisely the purpose of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
The risk of damage to the biodiversity is high but we have yet to confirm any deaths of major animals including dolphins and crocodiles.
We're very concerned about the threat that this mine poses and the damage it will cause to landscape, biodiversity and recreational activities.
Even though the Amazon is one of the best places in the world for biodiversity, understanding its history is very difficult because there aren't many fossils.
Little by little people are understanding that we need to change, but whatever we decide to do in next 10 to 15 years will decide the future of biodiversity on Earth.
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- التنوع البيولوجيArabic
- biodiversitatCatalan, Valencian
- जैव विविधताHindi
- keanekaragaman hayatiIndonesian
- líffræðileg fjölbreytniIcelandic
- 생물의 다양성Korean
- biokepelbagaian, biodiversitiMalay
- biologisk mångfald, biodiversitetSwedish
- đa dạng sinh họcVietnamese
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